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Mishchenko and Hovenier 1995

Mishchenko, M.I., and J.W. Hovenier, 1995: Depolarization of light backscattering by randomly oriented nonspherical particles. Opt. Lett., 20, 1356-1358, doi:10.1364/OL.20.001356.

We derive theoretically and validate numerically general relationships for the elements of the backscattering matrix and for the linear, δL and circular, δC, backscattering depolarization ratios for nonspherical particles and random orientation. For the practically important case of randomly oriented particles with a plane of symmetry or particles and their mirror particles occurring in equal numbers and in random orientation, δC = 2 δL (1 - δL). Extensive T-matrix computations for randomly oriented spheroids demonstrate that, although both δL and δC are indicators of particle nonsphericity, they cannot be considered a universal measure of the departure of particle shape from that of a sphere and have no simple dependence on particle size and refractive index.

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@article{mi04000r,
  author={Mishchenko, M. I. and Hovenier, J. W.},
  title={Depolarization of light backscattering by randomly oriented nonspherical particles},
  year={1995},
  journal={Opt. Lett.},
  volume={20},
  pages={1356--1358},
  doi={10.1364/OL.20.001356},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - mi04000r
AU  - Mishchenko, M. I.
AU  - Hovenier, J. W.
PY  - 1995
TI  - Depolarization of light backscattering by randomly oriented nonspherical particles
JA  - Opt. Lett.
VL  - 20
SP  - 1356
EP  - 1358
DO  - 10.1364/OL.20.001356
ER  -

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